„Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.“
— Langston Hughes, "Dreams," from the anthology Golden Slippers: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers, ed. Arna Bontemps (1941)
— René Magritte Belgian surrealist artist 1898 - 1967
„Today, I went to sleep under a plum tree. There, I dreamed I was a butterfly, flying so pleasently. Then, I fell asleep, and the dream ended. Now- I have to ask myself - am I Zhuang Zi who dreamed of a butterfly? Or am I that butterfly, dreaming I am Zhuang Zi?“
— Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 avant J.-C.
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„A slave dreams of freedom, a free man dreams of wealth, the wealthy dream of power, and the powerful dream of freedom.“
— Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966
— Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
Context: Its important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear.
„There is only one dream worth having... to live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead.“
— Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living
From a speech entitled Come September http://ada.evergreen.edu/~arunc/texts/politics/comeSeptember.pdf.
„I’ve dreamed a lot. I’m tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake. In dreams I have achieved everything.“
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
„When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.“
— Helder Camara Brazilian Catholic priest, archbishop of Olinda and Recife 1909 - 1999
„I dream music but I cannot make any because here there are not any pianos . . . in this respect this is a savage country.“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
Context: My piano has not yet arrived. How did you send it? By Marseilles or by Perpignan? I dream music but I cannot make any because here there are not any pianos... in this respect this is a savage country. Letter to Camille Pleyel.